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Cauliflower Buffalo Bites with Creamy Herb Dipping Sauce

These cauliflower buffalo bites are the perfect healthy twist on a classic football favorite. You’ll get all of the flavor and satisfaction, but none of the guilt or fatty food coma. Crispy, spicy, sweet, and saucy, these will be a surefire hit with vegans and meat-eaters alike. They’re gluten free too, and perfect for when you need to cook for a crowd with myriad dietary restrictions. Make up a double batch for your football Sunday gatherings, and let the compliments roll in!

Serves 4-6 as an appetizer

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

For the Wings:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (or substitute gluten-free flour of your choice)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 head of cauliflower, broken into bite size florets (trim off any leaves)

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter (try Earth Balance)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup Frank’s Red hot sauce (or your favorite “wing” or buffalo sauce)

Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 cup Vegenaise (or your favorite vegan mayo)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 scallion, white and green parts, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minded or microplaned
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. First, make the dipping sauce. Whisk together all the dipping sauce ingredients, and refrigerate until you use it.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond milk, spices, and salt and pepper until smooth. Working one at a time, dip each cauliflower floret into the batter, being sure to get it into all the crevices. Tap off any excess batter, using the edge of the bowl if needed, and set on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake the battered cauliflower for 25 minutes (it should look slightly golden and crispy in places).
  5. While the cauliflower bakes, melt the butter, honey, and hot sauce together in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  6. Once the cauliflower has baked for 25 minutes, transfer it all to a large bowl, pour over the hot sauce mix, and gently toss so they’re all coated.
  7. Place the sauced cauliflower back on the baking sheet, and bake for another 15 minutes. If you have extra sauce, you can use it to baste the cauliflower half way through cooking.
  8. Broil for a minute if needed, to get it really crisped and golden.
  9. Serve the bites while they’re hot, with the prepared dipping sauce, and extra hot sauce if desired. Enjoy!

Note: If you use a different type of gluten free flour, be sure to watch the cauliflower carefully as it bakes. Cooking times may differ. These also taste best right out of the oven.

Australian Prawns with Peach Salsa

With over 22,000 miles of coastline, Australian cuisine comprises a bevy of fabulous seafood. These vibrantly spiced prawns showcase that perfectly, and are deliciously offset by this bright and tangy peach salsa. The perfect way to celebrate the summer season, this dish is also full of health benefits. Shrimp provide protein, selenium, and vitamin B12, while peaches contain ample amounts of vitamin C, and can help stave off free radicals in the body. Enjoy this dish with a simple green salad for a colorful and summery meal.

View the recipe on GeoBlue’s website Travel Well Worldwide.

Moroccan Chicken with Couscous & Fennel Slaw

This savory and satisfying Moroccan inspired dish hits all the nutritional and flavor high notes. Roasting lemons with high heat mimics the traditional preserved lemon flavor prevalent in Moroccan cuisine. The same high heat also caramelizes the onions, making them sweet and delicious. Turmeric, a spice common in Moroccan recipes, acts as an anti-inflammatory in the body, and helps ward off a whole host of disease. Black pepper increases the bio-availability of turmeric, so be sure to include it in your cooking. Fennel offers a bright and bracing component in this dish, and also aids in digestion.

To view the recipe, visit GeoBlue’s website Travel Well Worldwide.

Coconut Marinated Pork with Rice & Pickled Vegetables

In Cambodia, this classic pork dish signals breakfast time. Packed with savory flavors from the marinade and zesty kick from the pickles, this recipe will perk up your taste buds any time of day. Swapping in a lean cut of pork significantly lowers the fat in this dish, while still providing ample amounts of protein, zinc, iron, B vitamins, and potassium. This adapted recipe also calls for brown rice rather than the traditional white rice, to maximize fiber and protein. You could also serve this over quinoa or another healthy grain.

To view the recipe, visit GeoBlue’s website Travel Well Worldwide.

Spicy Vegetarian Mexican Soup with Cheddar Lime Biscuits

This hearty, healthy dish is perfect for warming up on chilly winter nights. Spicy, savory, and super satisfying, it’s ideal for a cozy night on the couch, but also fits the bill for a festive dinner party with friends. The leftovers keep and pack beautifully, making it the perfect take-to-work lunch. The cheddar lime biscuits are this soup’s perfect companion, but are also delicious in their own right. Use any leftover biscuits to make the ultimate egg and cheese breakfast sandwich the next morning.

To view the recipe, visit Latina Magazine’s website The Latin Kitchen.

Christmastime Mushroom Soup

Traditionally made with dried mushrooms, this fresher take on the classic Russian Christmastime soup comes together quickly and deliciously. Often served as part of the meatless Russian Christmas Eve Hold Supper, this soup will satisfy both vegetarians and carnivores around your table. Rather than thickening with flour, this recipe utilizes a bit of sour cream to add a decadent finish to the soup without weighing you down. Serve this at your holiday meal for a flavorful and satisfying starter.

To view the recipe, visit GeoBlue’s site Travel Well Worldwide.